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Scotland: Hundreds join cannabis festival at Glasgow Green for '420' celebrations
Saturday 20 Apr 2019
Hundreds of cannabis campaigners joined together to celebrate the drug and the benefits of hemp at a special gathering in Glasgow this afternoon.
Around 1500 people are thought to have attended the 420 HEMPSTOCK festival on Glasgow Green for an afternoon of 'live music, stalls, speakers and good vibes'.
Photos showed crowds of people relaxing on the grass in the east end of the city enjoying the sizzling sunshine on their bank holiday weekend.
Banners and slogans pushing for the legalisation of cannabis were also on show.
Police, including mounted units, were on patrol throughout the day with a large number of officers in the park
420, 4:20, or 4/20 is slang in cannabis culture for the consumption of marijuana.
It also refers to cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place annually on April 20 across the world.
Festival goers in Glasgow were able to browse stalls including CBD Scotland, The Seed Vault and Hope CBD and listen to speakers while tucking into food from Baked Munchies, 420 Hempstock BBQ, Funky Fudge and more.
Previous events in the city had taken place in George Square where hundreds had gathered to celebrate Hempfest.
Police have yet to announce if any arrests were made at the peaceful gathering.
In Scotland, cannabis is a controlled Class B drug which can land those in possession of the drug up to five years in prison.
Drugs policy is a reserved matter with the rules set by politicians at Westminster. The supply and production of marijuana carries a sentence of up to 14 years behind bars, an unlimited fine or both.
Pro-cannabis campaigners say the drug has a medicinal value. It has already been legalised for recreational use in Canada and Uruguay and in a number of American states while the medicinal use of cannabis is allowed in many other countries.
However, the drug's detractors say cannabis – and in particular super strength skunk strains of weed – can have a detrimental effect on mental health. Research has found a link between cannabis and developing psychosis or schizophrenia.
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